Officers across East Texas are participating in ‘Blue Santa’, a program that gives officers a chance to take underprivileged or abused children shopping for Christmas gifts. .

With shopping day less than a week away, Tyler police officer Chuck Boyce said that he isn’t sure who is more excited.

“The hard feelings that you get during the year from all the calls you go on, it goes bye bye,” said Boyce.

Sponsoring a Blue Santa kid again this year, he says nothing beats walking into the store and watching their faces light up.

The Blue Santa program is sponsored by the East Texas Regional Fraternal Order of Police.